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History: Lagos Immortalises King Ado, The First Crown King of Lagos

The Lagos State Government on Monday, February 6th unveiled to the amusement of lagosians and the world at large the statues of the first crown king of Lagos, King Ado and the legendary Prince Olofin Atekoye.

The event was witnessed by top Lagos officials.

http://www.naijahelm.com/2017/02/lagos-govt-unveils-statue-of-lagos-first-crowned-king.html

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Education

2016 NECO GCE Results is Out. It Takes Less Than 3min to Check here

National Examination Council, NECO November/December SSCE, NECO GCE Result (2016 Nov/Dec) Is Out| See How to Check 2016 NECO GCE Result Online.

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released 2016 November /December External Senior School Certificate Examination results.

Before you proceed to check your 2016 NECO GCE result online, you have to purchase NECO result checking scratch card. Cards are available in all NECO offices.

Steps to Check 2016 NECO GCE Result.

1. Go to NECO result checking portal @ http://www.mynecoexams.com/results/default.aspx

2. Select your examination type i.e. Nov/Dec

3. Select your year of examination i.e. 2016

4. Enter the result checking scratch card PIN number in the required column

5, Enter your examination number

6, Finally, click on Check My Result button to access your 2016 NECO GCE result.

Share your results with others using the comments section.

Source: http://www.ngschoolz.com/neco-gce-result/

Politics

Edo Tribunal: INEC Failed to Defend Obaseki Victory, Ize-Iyamu Begged Court to Declare Him Winner Base on Evidence

The independent Electoral Commission closes its defense case at the Edo election petition tribunal without calling in any witnesses as promised last week, instead, they decided to tender documents already tendered by the petitioners.

The Edo elections tribunal sitting in Benin City has admitted in evidence copies of INEC forms EC8B and EC8C used in the 2016 Edo governorship election, for all of the eighteen local government areas in the state.

The forms were presented to the court by INEC counsel Onyinye Anumonye, without any objection by counsel to the PDP and its governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, Roland Otaru, SAN. The documents were labelled exhibits by chairman of the three member tribunal, Justice Ahmed Badamasi.

The documents are apparently the same documents that the petitioners in the case, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu (POI) submitted in their petitions.

It can be reported that many of the youth corp members approached to testify refused, claiming that they can’t lie under oath. Even the professors from Ekiti university who superintended over the flawed election also failed to come to court to testify.

The implications of this according to pundits is that INEC is unable to defend the results that they declared, which awarded victory to Mr Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Party (APC).

The next in line to make submission is the APC, after which the judges will consider all the documents and give their verdict.

The Petitioners have asked the Edo State Elections Petition Tribunal to declare them winner of the September 28 Gubernatorial election in Edo state because, according to facts in their petition, they scored highest number of valid votes in the election.

At the resumption of hearing on Monday, counsel for INEC, Onyinye Anumonye, however, tendered no fewer than 200 copies of the ward results (Form EC8B) for the remaining 17 local government areas, all of which were admitted in evidence and marked as exhibits.

Anumonye also sought to tender a supplement to the 2015 guidelines and regulations for the conduct of the election.

Counsel for the petitioners, Roland Otaru, objected the admissibility of the document, which he said ought to have been tendered by a witness.

But the Chairman of the three-man panel, Justice Ahmed Badamasi, admitted the evidence and marked the Certified True Copy of the document as exhibit 1R022.

INEC had used five out of the 10 days allotted to it by the tribunal to open its defence and had been expected to call its witnesses.

But its counsel said that it would amount to a waste of the tribunal’s time to call witnesses to support the case of the first respondent.

Anumonye explained that having reviewed the evidence presented thus far, it was the position of the first respondent that it had sufficiently established a defence to the petition.

“We, therefore, consider it an unnecessary waste of the tribunal’s precious time to call witnesses who would merely repeat evidence that had already been elicited under cross-examination,” he added.

Source
http://www.punchng.com/edo-tribunal-inec-closes-defence-without-calling-witnesses

Crime

Husband Infidelity: Wife Losses Pregnancy To Cotenants

CYRIACUS IZUEKWE

A 27-year old woman, Mrs Sandra Edodo has lost her pregnant after she was beaten up by her Liberian male co-tenant, Tobias Omombo over an alleged adulterous lifestyle of her husband.

The incident happened at 9, Kasumu Ogunmakinde Street, Afolabi area of Akesan, Igando, a suburb of Lagos.

P.M.EXPRESS gathered that the pregnant woman was battered by Omombo after she challenged him over an alleged secret arrangement by him to give his niece (Azuka) as a lover to her husband.

The fracas that ensued between Edodo and Omombo led to him hitting her in the belly and in the process affected her womb and she started bleeding.

She was rushed to a hospital where the doctor confirmed that she has lost the pregnancy.

Following this, the matter was reported to the police who arrested Omombo over the incident.

Our correspondent learnt that Edodo’s husband was present when she was attacked and did not do anything.

When our correspondent also contacted Omombo, he said the victim angered him when she accused him wrongly of arranging his nice to be sleeping with her husband, whereas the husband has stopped sleeping with his wife since she became pregnant.

He denied making such arrangement and did not know if Azuka have any kind of sexual relationship with her husband.

Omombo was brought before Ejigbo Magistrate’s court on Monday but the trial was stalled because his counsel said he was facing similar charged before the court.

Consequently, he was returned to the station where the police is expected to properly charge him for the alleged offence.

http://pmexpressng.com/woman-loses-pregnancy-attack-liberian-co-tenant/

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Investment

A Short Guide To Fish Farming

Fish farming means ‘raising fish commercially in tanks, ponds or other enclosures for the purpose of producing food’.
It is also the principal form of aquaculture, while other methods may fall under mariculture

Although, Fish farming is a lucrative business which requires time, patience and money. One must be ready to take risks if you must venture into this kind if business.

The reason why most fish farmers in Nigeria fail is because they believe the saying that fish farming requires little investment and therefore results in huge profits. I tell you that If it were so easy, everyone would be doing it.

This article contains a complete guide on how to carry out a feasibility study on fish farming business in Nigeria. With this article, we hope to expose some areas as regards to fish farming in Nigeria

Feasibility Study On Fish Farming Business In Nigeria
It is very important to carry out feasibility study on fish farming business if you want to venture into it in Nigeria. This is help ascertain what you would need in order to equip yourself in order to achieve positive results in fish farming business.

The following factors below may vary if you want to start a successful fish farm in Nigeria and they include:
• Location
• Cost of labour
• Cost of materials
• Cost of feeding the fishes
• Cost of fingerling (fish seed)
• Type of Water
• Marketing
• Distribution

LOCATION
Location plays a vital role in fish farming as it helps decide the kind of fish pond to be constructed. Usually, areas with swampy environment can be useful for fish farming in Nigeria and earthen pond a good fit for fish farm whether the location is swampy or the have a high water retaining capacity

You should try to avoid bushy areas with lots of trees, unless you have the financial power to do so.

If you opt for a concrete pond, the farmer should make provision for bore hole for water supply or alternatively he or she should buy water. He should also provide a shade for the fishes and fingerlings.

COST OF LABOUR/MAN POWER
It could be cheap or expensive based on the location. Unless if you opt for earthen pond which is not expensive to create, concrete pond might require you to spend on labour. Whatever the case might be, cost of labour is a very important factor to be considered when carrying out a feasibility study on fish farming.

COST OF MATERIALS
You are to find out the cost of the materials you are going to use to kick start your fish farming business. for example, if you want to build or erect the pond, you would need to find the cost of cement, bricks, e.t.c

COST FOR FEEDING THE FISHES
The cost of feeding varies. Foreign feeds are normally more expensive than local feeds. Example, Cupen is sold above N5,000, while local feeds cost below N4,500. You could also opt in producing the feed locally, as it will even still maintain the the high level of protein in the feed just as in the foreign feed.

MARKETING
The marketing aspect is very vital when carrying out a feasibility study on how to start fish farming business in Nigeria. This is determined by the market forces (demand & supply). One thing you should note in fish business is that the size of thefish determines the market.

Retailers, consumers and restaurant owners would prefer big fishes rather than small fishes. So you would have to invest in your big fishes, which will draw customers for you.

Finally, Feasibility study on the market helps you to know when your fishes are on demand and when you are to supply them and gives a fish farmer an overview of what he needs to know about the fish business after which you can draw a fish farming business plan to help give you a focus on what to do as you start you fish farming business.

Source: https://vastfinder.blogspot.com/2017/02/feasibility-study-how-to-start-fish.html

Politics

See The Details of President Buhari Telephone Conversation With US Donald Trump

What I discussed with President Buhari — Donald Trump

American President, Donald Trump, has provided details of his telephone conversation with his Nigerian counterpart, Muhammadu Buhari.
Mr. Trump had on Monday spoken to Mr. Buhari, who is vacationing in London. It was the first time both leaders would communicate directly since Mr. Trump assumed office as his country’s 45th president on January 20.
After the conversation, the Nigerian presidency immediately released details of the call but the American version of the exchanges was not immediately available on the White House website where readouts of U.S. President’s engagements are usually posted.
That fuelled speculations that the conversation did not happen, with some commentators accusing the Nigerian presidency of lying.
But responding to PREMIUM TIMES inquiry, the U.S. Department of State has provided details of the discussions between the two leaders.
Tiffany Jackson-Zunker, Deputy Director, Africa Regional Media Hub at the State Department, sent this newspaper an email containing a readout of the telephone call.
The readout reads, “President, Donald J. Trump spoke this week with President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria to discuss the strong cooperation between the United States and Nigeria, including on shared security, economic, and governance priorities.
“President Trump underscored the importance the United States places on its relationship with Nigeria, and he expressed interest in working with President Buhari to expand the strong partnership.

“The leaders agreed to continue close coordination and cooperation in the fight against terrorism in Nigeria and worldwide.
“President Trump expressed support for the sale of aircraft from the United States to support Nigeria’s fight against Boko Haram.
“President Trump thanked President Buhari for the leadership he has exercised in the region and emphasized the importance of a strong, secure, and prosperous Nigeria that continues to lead in the region and in international forums.”
Ms. Jackson-Zunker also said a text of the readout had now been posted to the White House website.
Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity had in a series of tweets on Monday gave the Nigerian version of the discussions by the two leaders.
Mr. Adesina said the conversation was cordial and that Mr. Buhari congratulated Mr. Trump on his election as the President of the United States.
He said the two leaders discussed ways to improve cooperation in the fight against terrorism through the provision of necessary equipment.
Mr. Trump assured the Nigerian leader of U.S. readiness to cut a new deal in helping Nigeria in terms of military weapons to combat terrorism, Mr. Adesina said.
He commended Mr. Buhari for the efforts he made in rescuing 24 of the Chibok girls and the strides being taken by the Nigerian Army in combating Boko Haram.
Mr. Trump also invited the Nigerian President to Washington at a mutually convenient date, the special adviser said.
Mr. Adesina added that, “President Trump encouraged President Buhari to keep up the good work he is doing, and also commended him for the efforts made in rescuing 24 of the Chibok Girls and the strides being taken by the Nigerian military.”

Source: Premium Times online News

Crime

Teenage Kidnapped His Brother, Demand 10m Ransome From His Father, Stabbed Him Afterward

Policemen attached to the Inspector- General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris’ Special Intelligence Response Team (IRT), have arrested suspected Boko Haram members, who abducted a 10-year-old boy in Maiduguri, Borno State and later stabbed him to death, reports NewTelegraph.

The victim, Baa Goni Maina, was abducted on January 14, by 18-year-old Adam Bakura and his brother, Modu Bakura. He was killed three days later after his father couldn’t cough up the N10m ransom the brothers demanded. .

Police said that the boy was tricked away from his street, down to a river bank. After he was killed, the gang carried his body to a place called Gwange graveyard in Maiduguri town and dumped it there. It was said that investigation revealed that the brothers were Boko Haram members

A police source said: “Adam has confessed that he had to stab Maina several times in the stomach to ensure he dies because the boy knew him and would disclose his identity to police if released.”

Source: http://ovoko.com.ng/kill-boy-kidnapped-knows-kidnapper/

Crime

The King Of Ogun State Kidnappers Had Been Arrested His Evil Face and Activities

The police in Abuja have announced the arrest of 38-year old Joseph Omoni of Ondo State in connection with the kidnapping of the Secretary of the Isheri Estate Landlord Association, an incident in which three private security men were killed.

It described the suspect as a “vicious and notorious kidnapper” who “participated actively in the kidnap of Turkish school children and members of staff in Ogun State.”

A statement signed by Force Public Relations Officer CSP Jimoh Moshood said the arrest was made in Century village in Ogijo Town of Ogun State on Tuesday, and that the suspect made a confessional statement indicating the level of his involvement.

“The suspect confessed further to the kidnap/assassination attack on Ikorodu mile 12 road on 19/12/2016 where Aisha Ali Balogun and one other were killed,” CSP Moshood said. “He also admitted to have participated actively as a gang member in the kidnap of Turkish School children and members of the staff in Ogun State recently.”

The police spokesman said that two houses built from the ransom money by the suspect and one other gang member, referred to as “Chairman,” have been identified and sealed off at Century Village.

Investigation are continuing towards the arrest of other members of their gang, the statement added, and the suspect will be arraigned in court at the completion of the investigation.

http://www.newshelm.com/2017/02/photo-police-arrest-vicious-and.html

Crime

Come See Church Wey Three Woman Won Kill Woman On Top Her Husband.

As reported by CYRIACUS IZUEKWE

The police at Area M Command, Idimu. Lagos has commenced investigation into an allegation by a housewife, Mrs Bukky (surname withheld) that three women are threatening her life and wanted to set her shop ablaze over her husband.

According to the woman, the incident happened at Gowon Estate in Egbeda area, Lagos where she lives with her husband and the women.

She said the three women involved were previously married but separated from their husbands.

They later hooked up with her husband who attends the same church with them.

Bukky complained that these women came to meet her and told her she cannot have her husband to herself alone because he has been taken care of all of them and they are all involved in his life.

Following this, she then wrote a petition to the Area Commander ACP Austines Akika to intervene and protect her life and marriage.

P.M.EXPRESS gathered that ACP Akika then detailed one Inspector Walter to invite all the parties and investigate the matter and report back to him the fact of the matter.

It was gathered that Bukky met her husband some years ago after his wife who had four children for him died and his business then collapsed.

She then assisted him financially to revive his business which later turned a success and they got married afterwards and had two children.

P.M. EXPRESS gathered that the other three women had previously knew the man but abandoned him when things were so hard for him. They, however, resurfaced when they noticed things have turned better again to have their share of the man.

It was gathered that things turned worse when Bukky discovered that her husband had gone to the registry to contract a secret marriage with one of the women with plans by both to travel outside the country and she then kicked against it.

It was after then that the woman in question and two other women showed up in her shop and started threatening her.

She claimed the women told her that they were all involved with her husband and would deal with her and then burn her shop if she dare disrupt the relationship.

When our correspondent visited Idimu Area Command on Monday, the woman concerned, Bukky was seen in tears as she makes statement to the police over what happened.

http://pmexpressng.com/cant-husband-alone-three-women-tell-housewife/

Relationship

Advice!! Could My Wife Be Cheating? Man Cries Out For Help

A man that goes by the name Brasilia Created a Thread on Nairaland.com seeking for advice on the his observed illicit movement of his wife with a friend.

Hello all, my phone went bad, I was using my wife’s old phone, and i ran in to a message between she and a supposed family friend . my wife asked the guy to take her some where, and the guy replied her like this, are you missing me ? my wife now said,this, my husband is right by side, the conversation went on, and my they were just talking casually, then again my wife now asked him again if he will come and drop her, the guy replied and siad, what about if your husband sees you in my car, my wife replied and said that I already know that the guy has dropped her off twice,

the truth is that I did not per say, it was a day she was going out and i asked her who was going to drop, and she angrily told me i do not know the person, but much later like months later, during our normal discussion, she told me it was that guy . So could she be cheating with the guy, should i call the guy and ask,

Politics

Political Harlots! See Lists Of Ex PDP 16years Misrule Actors Who Are Now APC Chieftains

16 Years PDP Misrule? See 30 Top Ex-pdp Members Who Are Now Key Members Of APC by okpismart: 3:17pm On Feb 14

The rivalry between the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has intensified since 2015 after the APC defeated the PDP in the 2015 general elections. But, the hope that Nigerians had with the coming of the APC to the central government seem to have faded with many unhappy with the government over what they say are failed promises.

Analysts say there is no major difference between the APC and the PDP as the ruling party has not made any significant progress since coming into power. The reason for this many say is the fact that majority of the present day members of the APC are former PDP members. In other words, the politicians just have another platform to express their views and advance their interests, not necessarily because they have any ideals, but because they are seeking for power. Below is the list of 30 key members of the APC who are formerly eminent members of the PDP.

1. Senate President Bukola Saraki

PDP governor for 8 years and senator for over 3 years. He joined the APC in 2014.

2. Speaker of the House of Representatives; Honourable Yakubu Dogara

Two-term PDP House of Representatives member. He joined the APC in 2014.

3. Former Vice President; Alhaji Atiku Abubakar

PDP VP for 8 years and presently an APC elder statesman after jumping from one party to the other since 2007.

4. Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba

PDP senator for 12 years. He defected to the APC last year. He is the serving chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission board.

5. Senator Heineken Lokpobiri

Two-term PDP senator from Bayelsa state. He defected to APC after the 2015 elections. He is currently the minister of state for agriculture.

6. Senator Barnabas Gemade

Former national chairman of the PDP and senator from 2011 till date. He joined APC in December 2014.

7. Chief Audu Ogbeh

Former PDP chairman. Currently the minister of agriculture

8. Senator Ita Enang

Two-term PDP senator from Akwa-Ibom. He joined APC before the 2015 elections. He is presently the senior special assistant to the president on the National Assembly (Senate).

9. Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state

Former Benue state secretary of the PDP. Former national auditor of the PDP and former minister under President Goodluck Jonathan. He joined the APC in December 2014.

10. Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi state

A former two-term PDP senator from Kebbi.

11. Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state

Former PDP Speaker of the House of Representatives. He joined the APC in 2014.

12. Senator Abdullahi Adamu

Two-term PDP governor of Nasarawa and senator in 2011. He joined the APC in 2014.

13. Senator Danjuma Goje

Two-term PDP governor of Gombe state and senator in 2011. He joined the APC in 2014.

14. Honourable Dakuku Peterside

He was a PDP House of Reps member from Rivers state. He joined the in 2014. He is currently the Director-General of NIMASA.

15. Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso

Two-term PDP governor of Kano state and former minister of defence under President Olusegun Obasanjo. He joined the APC in late 2013.

16. Mr Rotimi Amaechi

Former PDP Speaker of the Rivers state House of Assembly. Two-term PDP governor of Rivers. He joined APC in late 2013. He is currently the minister of transport.

17. Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state

He was a special adviser to PDP’s President Olusegun Obasanjo. He joined APC in February 2013.

18. Senator George Akume

Two-term PDP governor of Benue state and senator in 2007. Left the party in December 2010 for the APC.

19. Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state

Former FCT minister under President Obasanjo. Left the PDP in 2010.

20. Governor Bello Masari of Katsina state

PDP Speaker of the House of Reps from 2003 to 2007.

21. Senator Adamu Aliero

Two-term PDP governor of Kebbi state and senator in 2007. Later became FCT minister under Late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.

22. Senator Udoma Udo Udoma

Two-term PDP senator from Akwa-Ibom state. He is now the minister of budget and national planning.

23. Senator Chris Ngige

Anambra state governor under the PDP between 2003 to 2006. He is currently the minister of labour and employment.

24. Senator Andy Uba

Recently defected from the PDP to the APC after serving as a special assistant to former President Obasanjo and PDP senator for 5 years.

25. Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state

Former Seaker of the Plateau state House of Assembly under the PDP.

26. Senator Joshua Dariye

Former governor of Plateau state for 8 years under the PDP.

27. Engineer Segun Oni

PDP governor for 3 years in Ekiti state. He is currently the APC national vice chairman for South west

28. Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state

PDP senator between 2004 to 2007 representing Oyo central senatorial district.

29. Governor Ibikunle Amosun from Ogun state

PDP senator from 2003 to 2007 representing Ogun central senatorial district

30. Governor Umar Ganduje of Kano state

Two –time deputy governor of Kano state under the PDP.

SOURCE: http://thesummary.com.ng/index.php/news-categories/national/item/9578-16-years-pdp-misrule-see-30-top-former-pdp-members-who-are-now-key-members-of-apc